Fire Destroys Trailer and Motor Home

LEBANON, Ore. – Lebanon firefighters responded to a report of a structure fire at the base of Peterson Butte Tuesday. Firefighters say around 3 p.m. they responded to 35930 Polly Farm Ln. to a field fire that was approximately 1/3 acre in size. The fire spread to a motor home, camp trailer, and utility trailer … Continue reading »

Search for Fire Victim’s Family

ALBANY, Ore. — The Albany Fire Department says one man lost his life during an apartment fire Wednesday morning, but the department is still looking for the victim’s family to notify them. Wanda Omdahl, Albany Fire Department spokesperson, says 64-year-old John Charles Walley died during the fire. Crews responded to the fire at 417 6th … Continue reading »

Arrest Made in Arson Investigation

CRESWELL, Ore. – The Lane County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in relation to a fatal fire in Creswell on July 16, 2014. Deputies arrested Eugene Whitehall, 42, following an arson investigation into a house fire on Bryant Road in Creswell. Investigators found two bodies at the scene. The two victims were identified as … Continue reading »

Two Bodies Found in Burned Home

  UPDATE — The Lane County Sheriff’s Office says two bodies were found in the home. They have not been identified. We will have more on this story as it develops. Police had previously been unable to locate the two men who lived in the house. Police said 65-year-old Dennis Kelley and 69-year-old Carl McFarland were considered … Continue reading »

Mill Employees Look For Work After Fire

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Employees of the Springfield Plywood and Veneer Mill spent Friday watching their former site of work as crews continued to mop up the fire.  As the company works to go over its insurance policies, 250 employees are wondering what they are going to do in the meantime without work. “It was just heartbreaking to … Continue reading »

Fire at Springfield Swanson Mill

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Fire crews from several agencies responded to a fire at Swanson Group’s Springfield Plywood & Veneer mill Thursday evening. The fire started at about 4:41 p.m at 1651 South F Street, near S 18th and Booth Kelly Road. An evacuation notice was in effect for a one-mile radius of 26th and South M Street, … Continue reading »

Residents Missing After House Fire

CRESWELL, Ore. — Two men are still unaccounted for, more than 24 hours after a fire in Creswell. Investigators were still on the scene Thursday, sifting for clues to find out what happened. The fire happened at a farm on Butte Road. Investigators say they haven’t been able to contact the two residents, 65-year-old Dennis … Continue reading »

Fire Burns Timber, Threatens Homes

LAKEVIEW, Ore. – Around 2 p.m. today, a wildfire broke out in the Moccasin Hills subdivision north of Sprague River, Oregon. Currently, the fire is reported to be around 75 acres burning on private land in heavy timber and brush and threatening structures. The following interagency resources are presently assigned to this incident: 19 engines, … Continue reading »

Young Women Learn to Fight Fires

EUGENE, Ore. — Some young women in Eugene are getting a taste of what’s it’s like to be on the front lines fighting a fire. Thursday a group of young women worked together in teams to put out a burning car. While fighting the fire, they also fought the heat, wearing pounds of heavy gear. … Continue reading »

Fire Destroys Barn Filled With Hay

NEAR EUGENE, Ore. — A barn just outside of Eugene is a total loss after a fire tore through the building Sunday afternoon. Crews are monitoring the fire to make sure the flames don’t spread to any neighboring structures. The Lane Fire Authority received a call about the fire just before 11:30 Sunday morning. When … Continue reading »

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